Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Camp

Epic Ride Alert!  We’re headed to Santa Cruz!

Join us challenging and fun 2-day camp in the mountains just east of Santa Cruz.

This camp is designed for the enthusiast rider or avid racer that is looking to build up and clean up their ‘toolbox’ of mountain bike skills in order to handle a variety of terrain at speed.

We will blend an in-depth version of our traditional Intermediate / Advanced skills training with coached riding sessions.

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General Camp Schedule and Details:

(Day 1) Saturday:
—8:45am- Arrive at Trail Head

—9:00am-10:30am — Camp Overview, Brief Bike Safety Check / Bike Set-up Review (tire pressure, cockpit set-up, suspension set-up)

—10:30am-12:00pm — Morning Skills Session (mind skills, ready position, effective braking, and fluid shifting)

—12:00-1:00pm—Lunch

—1:00pm-4:30pm—Afternoon Skills Session (high speed cornering, climbing, wheel lifts, and how to get out of trouble).

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(Day 2) Sunday
– 8:45am – Arrival at Trail Head

– 9:00am – 11:00am – Morning Skills Session: (brief review of Day 1 skills followed by new skills like switchbacks, drops, bunny hops, rock dodge, technical climbs and descents)

– 11:00am – 12:30pm – New Skills on the trail include track stand/balance, tail whip, dynamic weight shift, intro to jumping, and pumping.

– 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

– 1:00pm-4:30pm – Flow Trails. Put those skills to work!

— 4:30pm— Official on-bike camp training is done. At this time, you are free to hang around and get in some extra credit riding or pack up and head back home to the real world.

*We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule.

After camp, you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and will have a boost in confidence on technical trails. You will be able to tackle rougher terrain and trickier corners with greater control and flow through single track, switchbacks, and berms with far more speed and efficiency.

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You can think of our camps as an awesome opportunity for what we like to call a “traincation”—a fun-filled vacation in which you get to spend most of your time doing what you like to do most—ride your mtb.

Includes:
Skills Training
Post-Camp Snacks on Saturday

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Upcoming Camps

february

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march

03mar(mar 3)8:45 am04(mar 4)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DA030318)Dallas, Texas

10mar(mar 10)8:45 am11(mar 11)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AT031018)Atlanta, Georgia

10mar(mar 10)8:45 am11(mar 11)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (TU031018)Tucson, Arizona

16mar(mar 16)8:45 am18(mar 18)4:30 pm 3-Day Mountain Bike Tour (MO0316) | TOURMoab, Utah

april

07apr(apr 7)8:45 am08(apr 8)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (LA040718)Los Angeles, California

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14apr(apr 14)8:45 am15(apr 15)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SC041418) | ADVENTURESanta Cruz, California

21apr(apr 21)8:45 am22(apr 22)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (VE042118)Las Vegas, Nevada

28apr(apr 28)8:45 am29(apr 29)4:30 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (LM042818) | ADVENTURELaguna Mountains, San Diego | Noble Canyon

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28apr(apr 28)8:45 am29(apr 29)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AL0428182)Albuquerque, New Mexico

may

04may(may 4)9:45 am06(may 6)4:15 pm 3-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (GA0504) | ADVENTUREMulberry Gap, Georgia

05may(may 5)8:45 am06(may 6)4:30 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BE050518) | ADVENTUREBend, Oregon

12may(may 12)8:45 am13(may 13)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SD051218W2)San Diego, California

12may(may 12)8:45 am13(may 13)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (CH051218) | ADVENTUREChattanooga, Tennessee

19may(may 19)8:45 am20(may 20)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (KN051918) | ADVENTUREKnoxville, Tennessee

19may(may 19)8:45 am20(may 20)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NE0519182) | ADVENTURENewark, Delaware

26may(may 26)8:45 am27(may 27)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (PH052618)Phoenix, Arizona

june

02jun(jun 2)8:45 am03(jun 3)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NY060218)Peekskill - New York

09jun(jun 9)8:45 am10(jun 10)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AN0609182)Angel Fire, New Mexico

09jun(jun 9)8:45 am10(jun 10)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BO0609182) | ADVENTUREBoston, Massachusetts

09jun(jun 9)8:45 am10(jun 10)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SA060918) | ADVENTUREOcala, Florida

16jun(jun 16)8:45 am17(jun 17)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DN061618)Denver, Colorado

16jun(jun 16)8:45 am17(jun 17)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (PO0616182) | ADVENTUREPortland, Maine

22jun(jun 22)8:45 am24(jun 24)4:15 pmSold Out! 3-Day Mountain Bike Tour (BE0622) | TOURBend, Oregon

23jun(jun 23)8:45 am24(jun 24)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (OC0623182)Orange County, California

july

14jul(jul 14)8:45 am15(jul 15)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (EA0714182) | ADVENTUREEast Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails / Permit Pending)

14jul(jul 14)8:45 am15(jul 15)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DA0714182)Dallas, Texas

21jul(jul 21)8:45 am22(jul 22)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AT072118)Atlanta, Georgia

28jul(jul 28)8:45 am29(jul 29)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (ST0728182)Stokesville, VA | feat. Harlan Price w/ Take Aim Cycling

august

11aug(aug 11)8:45 am12(aug 12)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BR0811182) | ADVENTUREBrevard, North Carolina

18aug(aug 18)8:45 am19(aug 19)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (RO0818182)Roanoke, VA | feat. Harlan Price w/ Take Aim Cycling

25aug(aug 25)8:45 am26(aug 26)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AL0825182)Albuquerque, New Mexico

september

08sep(sep 8)8:45 am09(sep 9)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AN0908182)Angel Fire, New Mexico

14sep(sep 14)8:45 am16(sep 16)4:15 pm 3-Day Mountain Bike Tour (SC0914) | TOURSanta Cruz, California

15sep(sep 15)8:45 am16(sep 16)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DN0915182)Denver, Colorado

21sep(sep 21)8:45 am23(sep 23)4:15 pm 3-Day Mountain Bike Tour (TA0921) | TOURTahoe, California

22sep(sep 22)8:45 am23(sep 23)4:30 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BE0922182) | ADVENTUREBend, Oregon

22sep(sep 22)8:45 am23(sep 23)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SE0922182) | ADVENTURESedona, Arizona

october

06oct(oct 6)8:45 am07(oct 7)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BR1006182) | ADVENTUREBrevard, North Carolina

12oct(oct 12)9:45 am14(oct 14)4:15 pm 3-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (MU1012183) | ADVENTUREMulberry Gap, Georgia

27oct(oct 27)8:45 am28(oct 28)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (ST1027182)Stokesville, VA | feat. Harlan Price w/ Take Aim Cycling

december

14dec(dec 14)8:45 am16(dec 16)4:15 pm 3-Day Mountain Bike Tour (SE1214) | TOURSedona, Arizona

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About

Richard La China is a Professional Mountain Bike racer, USAC Certified Cycling Coach and a IMBA Certified Mountain Bike Skills Instructor who coaches beginner to pro cyclist. Currently working with mountain bike XC, Endurance and Enduro racers and other competitive and non-competitive mountain bike riders seeking to become their best.

4 Thoughts on “Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Camp

  1. Tanya on July 3, 2017 at 9:51 pm said:

    Hi! Is the 2 day workshop in Santa Cruz for beginners and advanced? I am a beginner and my husband is advanced. Thanks!

  2. Michael Regimbal on September 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm said:

    Hi,

    I signed up for the 2 day Santa Cruz adventure class and I have a question. I’ve been a roadie for 20+ years and now about 6 mos of MtB riding in at mostly blue square level. Are there any skills I should work on in advance to best take advantage of the sessions. Looking forward to it.

    Mike

  3. Hi Michael —

    There inst any specific pre-training required, but you’d get a big jump on the camp is you take some time to read / study the articles in our how-to section here: https://sandiegomountainbikeskills.com/how-to/

    See ya at the camp!

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